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freight elevator


an elevator designed for carrying freight


artifact noun (man-made objects)


freight elevators

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Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)


Elevator | lift

a type of vertical transport equipment that efficiently moves people or goods between floors of a building, vessel or other structures. Elevators are generally powered by electric motors that either drive traction cables or counterweight systems like a... (38 of 13234 words, 36 images)


Collins Dictionary:

service lift | service elevator [United States]

[British] a lift which carries heavy goods in a place of business, as for example, plates in a restaurant | a lift used by staff in a place of ... (28 of 314 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)


Random House Dictionary:

service elevator

an elevator for the use of servants and delivery people and for carrying large items. (15 of 17 words)


New World Dictionary:

service elevator [United States]

an elevator used by servants and tradespeople and for carrying goods, baggage, etc. (13 of 14 words)


Britannica Encyclopedia:

elevator [vertical transport] | lift [synonym]

car that moves in a vertical shaft to carry passengers or freight between the levels of a multistory building. Most modern elevators are propelled by ... (25 of 1596 words, 2 images)



elevator | elevators [plural] | lift [British, synonym, sense-specific]

[United States] Permanent construction with a built-in platform that is lifted vertically. | A silo used for storing wheat, corn or other grain (grain elevator) | A control surface of an aircraft responsible for controling the pitching motion of the ... (38 of 75 words, 5 definitions, pronunciations, 1 image)


Columbia Encyclopedia:


in machinery, device for transporting people or goods from one level to another. The term is applied to the enclosed structures as well as the open ... (26 of 272 words)


airplane | aeroplane | aircraft | supersonic transport | tail assembly | elevator | empennage | fuselage | monoplane | ...

heavier-than-air vehicle, mechanically driven and fitted with fixed wings that support it in flight through the dynamic action of the air. (21 of 24 words)


Oxford Dictionary:

elevator | elevator shoe

North American term for "lift" [sense-specific of the noun]. | a machine consisting of an endless belt with scoops attached, used for raising grain to ... (24 of 187 words, 6 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)




one that raises or lifts something up: as ; an endless belt or chain ... | a movable airfoil usually attached to the tailplane of an airplane for ... (27 of 97 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)


American Heritage Dictionary:


A platform or an enclosure raised and lowered in a vertical shaft to transport people or freight. | The enclosure or platform with its operating ... (24 of 79 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:

elevator | lift

[United States] ([British] "lift") a small room which carries people or goods up and down in tall buildings | a moving strip which can be used for ... (26 of 49 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

elevator [countable, United States] | elevators [plural]

a lift in a building (5 of 31 words, pronunciation)


Encarta Dictionary:

elevator | elevators [plural] | grain elevator [agriculture, sense-specific] | grain elevators [agriculture, sense-specific, plural]

a platform, cage, or enclosed compartment that is raised or lowered ... | a storehouse for grain, equipped with a mechanism for taking in, lifting, ... (24 of 164 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

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